Danny Hultzen, Branden Kline and Will Roberts receive all-American honors

Virginia baseball players Danny Hultzen, Branden Kline and Will Roberts received all-American honors on Wednesday.

Hultzen, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior left-hander picked second overall by the Seattle Mariners in last week’s Major League Baseball draft, was selected to the first team at the utility position by both Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He is the first three-time all-American in program history.

The former All-Met Player of the Year at St. Albans is 12-3 with a 1.49 ERA (sixth in Division I) and 151 strikeouts (second). He also is batting .335 with 35 RBI.

Kline, a former All-Met at Thomas Johnson, was selected by the NCBWA as a first-team reliever. The 6-3, 190-pound sophomore right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.15 ERA and ranks sixth nationally with 17 saves.

Roberts, a 6-4, 205-pound junior right-hander from Richmond, was named to the NCBWA second team as a starting pitcher. He is 11-1 with a 1.57 ERA and was a fifth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Indians last week.

Virginia (54-10) will open in the College World Series against California at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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